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The final say on Britain's best-loved, most colourful and controversial artist: David Hockney.

In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist.

David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swinging 60s in London, where he befriended many of the iconic cultural figures of the generation. Picking up Hockney's story in 1975, this volume finds him flitting between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings; creating the acclaimed set designs for operas around the world; and embracing emerging technologies – the camera and fax machine in the 1970s and 80s, and most recently the iPad. Hockney's boundless energy extends to his personal life too, and this volume illuminates the glamorous circles he moved in, as well as his sometimes turbulent relationships.

With unprecedented access to Hockney's paintings, notebooks, diaries and the man himself, this second volume continues the lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780890081

    January 30, 2017

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780890074

    September 15, 2014

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $55.00

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448107940

    September 11, 2014

    Cornerstone Digital

    448 pages

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